The YMCA of Greater Boston's 2020 Boston Marathon Team applicaiton has closed. Thank you to all who applied and you will hear from us by late November 2019.


The YMCA of Greater Boston is pleased to announce that we have a limited number of invitational entries into the 2020 Boston Marathon through the John Hancock Marathon Non-Profit Program. This means that the qualifying requirements are waived and the Y is able to provide a guaranteed entry into the race. This year’s marathon will be held on April 20, 2020. Applications are for athletes who are a minimum age of 18 as of April 20, 2020.

All participants who are selected will run on behalf of the YMCA of Greater Boston and will raise funds to support YMCA teen programming. This year, thanks in part to funds raised by our marathon team, the YMCA provided nearly 15,000 free summer memberships for teens. Learn more about our teen programs here: & on Facebook at:

Runners will be required to raise a minimum of $7,500. The fundraising minimum of $7,500 should be considered a step to even higher fundraising goals. We seek team members who are truly interested in raising significant funds to help our cause. 

Runners who already have qualified for the race and have secured an entry may join the Y team with a fundraising minimum of $1,500.

Members of the YMCA of Greater Boston Marathon Team will be provided individualized fundraising and training support.

If you are interested in running for the 2020 YMCA of Greater Boston Marathon Team, please fill out the application form below and submit a nonrefundable $50 application fee by 11:59 PM on November 8, 2019. Runners will be notified by late November 2019 whether or not their application has been accepted. All fields of this application must be completed. Completion of this application does not guarantee you a spot on the team. Please pay the $50 registration fee here.